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by Markal
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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To switch 12v you need to use a relay. https://i.stack.imgur.com/NhxZS.png (From https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/27928/power-a-5v-relay-from-gpio-pins/28201#28201 ) You could also use a transister if the current is low enough or a mosfet, but I found relays to be the simplest. Or eas...
by Markal
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hey Stunning Jukebox Alfarero. I have to say the standards are really high. Well done.
by Markal
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/810/41446009391_6003e35195_z.jpg 20180413_210510_resized by Mark Jay , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/785/41446013911_97c65af445_z.jpg 20180413_210256_resized by Mark Jay , on Flickr Well, my sons 21st birthday today and I am pleased to say we have managed t...
by Markal
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike I have been looking further into the options to extend the control buttons but using the usb port as a keyboard emulator as a solution as previous posts have mentioned. I try playing with two old usb keyboards I had, but the tracks on the multiplexer boards are just too fine and break off im...
by Markal
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Klaus.Raspberry We have been running the Fruitbox software with audio board for a month or so now and yes, the raspberry 3 does get hot, but it does not seem to have had any ill effect. Fruitbox normally runs for 3 - 4 hours at a time every time we Braai (barbecue) which is most Friday nights and...
by Markal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:09 pm
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Thanks for the input Mike and Steve. I am tied to a look i am afraid as we have gone to great pains to make up a set of buttons for the front of the duke box. Reverse engraved perspex. Your idea is sound though and very clever, I did not think of going the route of using 11,21,31,41 etc to limit it ...
by Markal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:18 am
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Yup, fraid so. My memory card is as corrupt that our old President! I have copied a back up I made (Thank heavens) to a new sd card, plugged it in, run the config buttons, rebooted and it is written to the sd card this time. Now when I boot up, everything works including the audio. Yay Now, Mike, wh...
by Markal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:35 am
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Thanks Mike I have looked at the Hi-Fi Berry website and managed to find the following information. HIFIBERRY DAC+, DIGI+ AND AMP+ GPIO2-3 (pins 3 and 5) are used. I2C, GPIOs 18-21 (pins 12, 35, 38 and 40) are used for the sound interface. You can’t use them for any other purpose. On the HiFiBerry D...
by Markal
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Greetings again. Help needed please. This is the last step to the hardware part of this. I have read through the past postings and have not seen anything that answers this, so sorry if it has been answered before and I have missed it. I have run the ./fruitbox --config-buttons command and managed to...
by Markal
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Casing for the Fruitbox coming on brilliantly even for a non wood worker like me. Will post some photos soon.
by Markal
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:45 am
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Good Idea Karrika Thanks for the input.

I think I am going to go that route. Its cheap for a three way extender. I have just ordered one from the local PiShop. Also use the excuse to buy a Pi Zero to play with.
by Markal
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:49 pm
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Thanks Mike

I have been known to be successful at soldering in the past. I have some spare connectors in my component box.

Just thought it might have been preferable to wire it, but I guess that introduces other issues as well.

Will give it a go.

Thanks
by Markal
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:07 pm
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Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike I hope this is not a silly question as I do not remember reading anything about it in previous posts. I want to wire in the switches to the gpio and obviously the hi-fi berry is using the connector. what is the best option. 1 - Take off the hi-fi berry and wire it separately with loose wirin...
by Markal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike Shoo, what a learning curve I have gone through. All I suspect idiosyncrasies of Raspian / Linux (of which I know very little I do admit) rather than a short coming of Fruitbox. I have eventually managed to load Fruitbox 1.10 onto a new sd card so as to keep V1.6 in case of.... well, who kno...
by Markal
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike

I cannot see any other files other than the Fruitbox cfg file plus the Music subdirectory when I plug the usb drive into my windows computer.
by Markal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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HI MIke, sorry, more questions. Still on Version 1.6 I have just tried to plug in a new USB flash drive and Fruitbox gets stuck I have the required "Music" Subdirectory with the MP3's in. I fire up the Raspberry and get - "You are in Emergency mode" Blah Blah "Cannot Open Access to Console, the root...
by Markal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike A silly question perhaps - Having gotten Fruitbox 1.6 to work, eventually, and enjoying using it, I am concerned at the prospect of upgrading to 1.10 and ending up back at square one. I am concerned that - 1 - The autoboot will prevent me from getting back in to do the changes. 2 - If I run ...
by Markal
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Got it working. Excellent. Love the record noise between tracks, real attention to detail there. Important to note that if using auto start, the sudo raspi-config needs to be changed to allow the pi to boot up without having to log in. Its a challenge to do it once you have done the auto start as it...
by Markal
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike I have resolved it I think. I have taken the USB drive out and stuck it back in my windows machine and moved all the files to a 'music' subdirectory I did find the fruitbox.db file while I was there and deleted it so I just could not see it when viewing in Putty I put the drive back into the...
by Markal
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike, Wow that was quick response. Thank you for your trouble. I tried running as SUDO but no change. I have changed the music path as I am guessing that it is looking for a subdirectory called music on the USB and I have them all in root. Database = /mnt/usb/fruitbox.db MusicPath = /mnt/usb/ Now...
by Markal
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi All. Please can I ask for some assistance. I have spent most of the weekend trying to get Fruitbox to run but keep hitting different problems. In the spirit of giving back, here are the problems so far and the solutions that will hopefully help others. I am using a Raspberry 3 with the HiFiBerry ...
by Markal
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Hi Mike. I am very excited to try this out as it looks exactly what my son and I are looking to build. A full size replica Wurlitzer but with a digital twist. I cant afford the fancy 22" touch screens so Fruitbox looks like a brilliant option as it allows us to make up our own button system and not ...

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